Christmas and New Year
For many people Christmas has lost much of its original character and is often received as a particularly stressful time. Actually, the days around Christmas and New Year ought to be full of peace and contemplation; of love, friendship and harmony; and an occasion to spend time with the ones you love.
At Chalet-Hotel Senger Christmas is indeed the most precious time of the year. We still celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve in the traditional way: quiet and peaceful, with festive dinners and celebrations, but always in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The Christmas tree is beautifully decorated with straw stars, and on December 31 we turn into the New Year with music and the traditional "Lucky Pig" served at midnight. Come and enjoy!
The "Sternsinger" will be visiting Chalet Hotel Senger at about 5pm on January 5. Eight groups of 15 singers and musicians dresses up as the three Magi and their entourage visit each house in Heiligenblut in the night before Epiphany.
They sing old carols and songs of adoration handed down from one generation to the other. Wishing everyone a happy new year, the Sternsinger are believed to bring good fortune to the people they visit.
The Easter fires on the evening before Easter Sunday have a long-standing tradition in Heiligenblut. We at Chalet-Hotel Senger have added our own tradition: We believe in having our dearest wishes fulfilled by writing them on a piece of paper, which is then burned in the Easter fire.
Chalet Hotel Senger - a place of customs and traditions throughout the year!